Hurst has been known for performance automotive parts since 1958, and in 2008 they chose to celebrate their golden anniversary with a special edition Viper. Goodies include a Corsa exhaust, special polished wheels, Motion Club Sport adjustable coil-overs and Eibach springs. It naturally features a Hurst pistol grip shifter and the Hurst logo has been embroidered into the leather seats. The Hurst edition was limited and only the first 2, one coupe and one convertible, were painted flat gold with black stripes. This is coupe #1 and It has been signed by Nate Shelton, Chairman of Hurst; Roy Sjoberg, the “father of the Viper”; and NASCAR legend Richard Petty.
According to Bill Pemberton (of Woodhouse Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, SRT, Viper), while plans were to release a total of 50 cars in the limited edition, only “4 were ever done, as financial considerations at Hurst meant their production was ceasing. There is a 5th one built, though it was just a late collaboration with Hurst and Doc Watson -- though it did not have all of the suspension and other mods agreed upon with Woodhouse Viper and Hurst Performance.” On this #1, the “rims were done by HRE and finished in a black chrome similar to what is being done on the Challenger SRT8s, Jeep SRT8s, Charger SRT8s, and the 300 SRT8. The suspension, exhaust and some other mods were all done by Woodhouse SRT/Viper and sent to Hurst for finishing. “